Who Owns Which Game Show Formats?

As a public service, this is my attempt to sort out which companies own which North American game show formats. Distributorship is not under consideration here. Information is current as of 2018 January 22.

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Company
Some of the Formats Owned
CBS Paramount Television Seven Keys; Wipeout (Peter Tomarken format); The Hollywood Squares; Remote Control; Nickelodeon formats
Disney/ABC Television Win, Lose or Draw; Dream House; Win Ben Stein’s Money; The Challengers; Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; Celebrity Sweepstakes; Caesars Challenge; Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?
Ralph Edwards Productions The Cross-Wits; Knockout
FremantleMedia North America Mark Goodson–Bill Todman formats; Reg Grundy formats; Press Your Luck; Let’s Make a Deal; Wordplay; Supermarket Sweep
Phil Gurin Truth or Consequences
MGM Television Merrill Heatter–Bob Quigley formats (excluding The Hollywood Squares)
NBC Universal Television It’s Your Bet; Tic Tac Dough; The Big Showdown; Concentration (including Jack Narz and Alex Trebek formats); Pictionary (children’s format); Deal or No Deal; The Who, What or Where Game; The Joker’s Wild (Pat Finn format)
Sony Pictures Television Jack Barry–Dan Enright formats (excluding Tic Tac Dough); Chuck Barris formats; Merv Griffin formats; Bob Stewart formats
Warner Bros. Television You Don’t Say!; Second Chance; Way Out Games; Catch Phrase; The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime
Jay Wolpert Productions Hit Man; Whew!
Other/Unknown Lingo; [Super] Pay Cards!; Rhyme and Reason; Top Card; Bumper Stumpers; Split Second

If any of this information is incorrect, please let me know.

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